2016 Barrows Conservation Lecture Series

First lecture takes place March 23 at Cincinnati Zoo

CINCINNATI – The annual Barrows Conservation Lecture Series kicks off on March 23 at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. The prestigious lecture series will feature an exciting lineup of internationally acclaimed scientists, explorers and conservationists. Since 1993, the series has brought a slate of esteemed naturalists and scientists to Cincinnati to address wildlife issues and global conservation efforts. Tickets for the series or individual lectures are available now.

Gorilla World Expansion on Track to Open at the Cincinnati Zoo in 2017

Two major donations move fundraising to halfway mark


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(January 26, 2016) – The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (CZBG) has reached the halfway mark of its $12 million Gorilla World expansion fundraising campaign goal thanks to major gifts from The Spaulding Foundation and Harry and Linda Fath. The exhibit expansion, on track…

Cincinnati Zoo Says Goodbye to World’s Fastest Cheetah

Record-breaking runner and great ambassador for her species will be missed

CINCINNATI, OH (January 21, 2016) – One of Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s most beloved and charismatic animals has died.  Fifteen-year-old Sahara (aka Sarah), the world’s fastest land animal, was euthanized yesterday by the Zoo’s vet staff due to a diminishing quality of life.  The average lifespan of a cheetah is eight to twelve years.

“She lived a full life and was a phenomenal ambassador for her species,”…

Sumatran Rhino ‘Harapan’ Update

Untitled-3A report was released from Made Fera of the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary (SRS) on Monday, January 11, with updates on Sumatran rhino Harapan (aka Harry) and his status at the SRS in Way Kambas National Park in Indonesia. In order to increase Harry’s quarantine space, the SRS staff made…

Save a Bundle During Penguin Days at the Cincinnati Zoo

PenguinDays2_GalaxyUPDATE 3/1: Penguin Parades are over for the season.

Cincinnati, OH (January 8, 2016)— The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is now celebrating Penguin Days, presented by FirstEnergy. March to the Cincinnati Zoo to save a waddle of cash! Visitors can experience cooler prices and even cooler animals during Penguin Days,…

Happy ZOO Year Celebration 12/31

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Enjoy a kid-friendly, Early Countdown Before the Ball Drops

WHO: Guests are invited to ring in the New Year at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. “Party Animals” of all ages invited to celebrate the 7th annual Happy ZOO Year powered by Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Honda Dealers. This New Years bash will take place…

PNC Festival of Lights Tips

PNCFOL-FullColor-StackDue to unseasonably warm weather, and the last week of the event, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is expecting significantly increased visitation for PNC Festival of Lights.

We suggest preparing ahead and timing your arrival to before 4pm or after 7pm to avoid highly congested traffic.

In the…